Sometimes it seems that no matter what you eat/drink there is always someone telling you that it is very bad for you and will have dire health consequences. There are so many studies going on that contradict each other, many headlining with how dramatically you are damaging parts of your body whilst the next study tells you that actually, xyz is good for you because.... One of the most recent, and controversial, is that fat ( all fat, including saturated) actually does NOT do anything detrimental healthways. MY POINT is, whatever study is going on/has been done, scaremongering others by saying OMG this is so bad for you because xyz study said so, is just so negative and, quite frankly, horrible.
Whatever we choose to eat, however we choose to try and get to /be a healthy weight, is right for that individual. We are all human and as such different. What works for one doesn't for another. What one body can tolerate another may have an allergy or adverse reaction too. Lifestyles play a huge role too. For myself, I only get 1 weekend in 3 at home and tend to indulge whilst trying to maintain a daily healthy guideline.
With my son not being able to have additives or presevatives because of his disability and bone formation. ( i could scare you witless about some 'healthy' foods and healthy alternatives to some foods and their effect on bones, I won't because it would be very wrong of me to do so). I learned over 20 years ago about health and nutrition, qualifying and using it in my job. I make everything from scratch so I know exactly what is in it, that includes sausages, burgers, biscuits, cake, etc........No natural food is banned in my house, just balanced out over the day. I do not use sugar free or fat free alternatives, again just balancing out over the day. I make my own fruit youghurt too, but usually have natural greek yoghurt for myself.
I am fat because I eat too much and have not put into practice what I do for others. To be fair, some of my weight gain has been to do with certain health issues beyond control, but the majority because I stuffed too much food down my throat over many years. End of.
For the last 6 weeks I have been practicing what I preach, and it is working. I just have to keep telling my disloyal mind what my stomach knows, that it is full. 😍😉☺️